Tag Archives: public order

Tear Gas Everywhere

Whether it be mainstream or citizen journalism, a striking feature of photos from the protests in Turkey is the ever-present cloud of pale yellow gas lurking in the background or engulfing protesters, particularly in images captured after dark. This flagrant use of tear gas, often as a first-resort, by these countries’ police services (with implied […]

Kettling for intelligence ruled unlawful by High Court

The High Court has issued an important ruling relating to Police intelligence gathering during containment situations. During a TUC demonstration in London on 30th November 2011, a kettle was imposed on UK Uncut protesters in order to stop an imminent breach of the peace. Protesters were then told that they could leave the kettle, but […]